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  • Additional payments for headteachers Headteachers can receive temporary payments on top of their salary, and may still receive discretionary payments given to them in the past. Make sure you know what the rules are for both of these additional payments.
  • Determining leadership pay We outline how leadership pay is determined under the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) in just one page. You can also download a copy of this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
  • Executive headteacher pay How is pay for an executive headteacher determined? We look at the rules for setting pay for executive headteachers in maintained schools and academies. We also feature an expert discussing his experience of determining executive headteacher pay in multi-academy trusts (MATs).
  • Headteacher pay progression What are the arrangements for headteacher pay progression? We refer to the Governance Handbook and the STPCD, which set out how governors determine headteacher pay in maintained schools. We also link to information on arrangements in academies.
  • Leadership pay: determining and reviewing pay ranges Make sure you know the rules about how to set pay ranges for headteachers, deputy headteachers and assistant headteachers, including in special schools, and when you can change their pay ranges. Read guidance on how you should set pay differentials and how to pay those in an acting role.
  • Paying headteachers above the headteacher group Find out when your headteacher's pay can exceed the maximum of your headteacher group, and what limits are in place.
  • School business manager (SBM) pay There's no national pay scale for SBMs, but make sure you know who's responsible for setting their pay in your school. You can also find out information about average salaries for SBMs, and what you should consider when setting a salary for an SBM.